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Country: Great Britain
Established: 9 November 1886
Criteria:
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) was awarded to military officers for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war. Recipients usually received it for combat against the enemy. For additional acts of gallantry, a bar was issued.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) to members of the flying services 304 times:

Airmen who received the DSO: 275
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DSO: 27
Airmen who received a second Bar to the DSO: 2
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
61 Shook, Alexander MacDonald
11 Aug 1917
62 Smith, Sydney Philip
63 Sowrey, Frederick
64 Thomson, George Edwin
22 Jun 1918*
65 Warman, Clive Wilson
09 Jan 1918*
66 Whistler, Harold Alfred
02 Nov 1918*
67 Wilkinson, Alan Machin
DSO - 20 Oct 1916*
Bar - 26 May 1917*
68 Woollett, Henry Winslow
16 Sep 1918*
* Gazetted
 
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